1st American woman wins NYC Marathon in 40 years ... Cueto to stay with SF Giants ... Players to get more power from new FIFA contract rules
NEW YORK (AP) — Shalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon since 1977, potentially ending her decorated career with her first major marathon victory. Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the men’s race, holding off countryman Wilson Kipsang by 3 seconds for his first major victory.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Johnny Cueto will be staying with the San Francisco Giants. Cueto had the option to opt out of his contract that runs through 2021. The team said Sunday the pitcher had decided to remain with the Giants. The 31-year-old Cueto was hampered by injuries this season, going 8-8 with a 4.52 ERA in 25 starts.
ZURICH (AP) — Players are getting more power from FIFA to leave soccer clubs who delay paying salaries or mistreat them. FIFA and player’s union FIFPro say that new rules relating to players have helped them sign a six-year working agreement. Players will soon be free to cancel their contract if clubs fall two months behind paying wages.
ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — A soccer player was injured by a smoke bomb thrown by rival fans during Sporting Charleroi’s 3-1 win at Royal Antwerp in the Belgian League on Sunday. Cristian Benavente dropped to the ground after being struck on the shoulder by an extinguished smoke bomb after putting Charleroi 2-1 up in the 28th minute. The 23-year-old Peru midfielder was celebrating his second goal for Charleroi in front of a section of Antwerp’s home fans.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A runner has died after collapsing near the finish line of a half-marathon race at Walt Disney World in Florida. Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler tells the Orlando Sentinel that the runner died after collapsing Sunday during the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile (21-kilometer) race course winds through the Disney resort.